Films

When the Love Is Gone (2013)

Director: Andoy Ranay
Stars: Gabby Concepcion, Alice Dixson, Andi Eigenmann, Jake Cuenca, Cristine Reyes

The movie is a remake of the 1983 blockbuster movie Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi by Danny Zialcita.

★★☆☆☆

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Films

Just the Way You Are (2015)

Director: Theodore Boborol
Writer: Kimberly Joy Villanueva (based on a novel by)
Stars: Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano,

Drake gets into a betting game with his best friend, which involves courting the unsuspecting Sophia. When Sophia finally falls for him, Drake must tell her that everything was just a game. A bet.

★★✮☆☆

Pambata. While the two leads are getting along, gumaganda din ang hair ni girl. At nung magiging sila na, maganda~~ na si girl dahil wala nang braces. Sus. Obviously, I was bored haha.

Films

Sana Maulit Muli (1995)

Director: Olivia M. Lamasan
Writers: Jose Javier Reyes, Olivia M. Lamasan
Stars: Aga Muhlach, Lea Salonga

Agnes and Jerry’s relationship becomes distant when Agnes migrates to America.

★★★✮☆

One of Filipino suckers for romantic drama favorites. This is one of those movies that no matter how many times you’ve already seen it, when it plays on the cable, you just gotta stop what you’re doing and re-watch it. It is that good.

Films

Sakaling Hindi Makarating (2016)

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Director: Ice Idanan
Writers: Ice Idanan
Stars: Alessandra de Rossi, Teri Malvar, Pepe Herrera, JC Santos

A series of mysterious hand-illustrated postcards take a young woman on a journey throughout the Philippines in search of its anonymous writer.

★★★★☆

I’ve waited so long for this. Finally, I was able to see it tonight. Ang ganda-ganda. From the opening scene ’til the end credits, the film was aesthetically marvelous.

While I was expecting a different plot, I was quite amazed by how the story went. The creators proved that it doesn’t have to be a love story for a film to have a great story.

Sakaling Hindi Makarating is a story of finding someone, but the protagonist ended up finding herself in the process. It doesn’t hurt that she was able to do so by going around the Philippines. Guys, ang ganda ng Pilipinas. I almost forgot how beautiful my country is (because these days, all I do is dream about going abroad). I know the film speaks to many of us who are constantly looking for something–something that seemed to be missing in our life. Kung may eksena kang hanap-hanap ng sarili chuchu, panoorin mo ‘to.

Plus the actors are all de-kalidad.

Films

Seklusyon (2016)

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Director: Erik Matti
Writer: Anton C. Santamaria (screenplay)
Stars: Rhed Bustamante, Neil Ryan Sese, Ronnie Alonte

In 1947 those aspiring to be priest, are sent to a remote convent to live in seclusion(Seklusyon) on the last day of their training. The purpose is to shield them from evil of the world. The plot thickens when a mysterious young girl comes to the convent but the question is whether she is really sent by God or by the Evil. This is the challenge awaits the candidates.

★★★☆☆

Promising plot, bad execution.